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Korean Expat Facebook Bingo!


Some of the most popular topics/questions you can generally find in Expat groups on Facebook…

Originally posted on Chase the Dot:


An interview with the top 3: #1 Kathryn G.


An interview with Trazy, a great tourism website!

Originally posted on trazy:

How Grandma Became A Shaman

[Kingdoms in the Sun, a time travel adventure fantasy romance set in modern and pre-modern Korea, has been re-released!, and the chapter that follows concerns my wife Jade's extraordinarily bizarre ancestry. More chapters will follow in the coming days.]
Throbbing through Jade’s bloodstream were DNA strands belonging to a general from hallowed antiquity—Kim Yoo-shin, whose fiery kites had unified the Korean peninsula for the first time fourteen centuries ago. The man could also move objects with his thoughts alone and see things that had not yet occurred.

Sakhalin – You Are Not Forgotten

Sakhalin Koreans, aka Сахалинские, корейцы or Корейцы, Сахалин

By Sea of Japan Map.png: Chris 73 derivative work: Phoenix7777 (This file was derived from:  Sea of Japan Map.png) [CC-BY-SA-3.0],

By Sea of Japan Map.png: Chris 73 derivative work: Phoenix7777 (This file was derived from: Sea of Japan Map.png) [CC-BY-SA-3.0],

Off the east coast of Russia, Sakhalin island houses roughly 55,000 Koreans; this island has gone from being under the Empire of Japan, the Soviets, and now a federal semi-presidential republic Russia.

My H-Net Book Review of Acharya’s ‘The End of the American World Order’


If you don’t know H-Net, you probably should. It is a great way to keep up to date with what is being read and discussed in the humanities and social sciences. They seem to offer mostly book reviews and roundtables. I find them particularly good in my area – the intersection of history and political science. H-Net has a general qualitative bent also, so its reviews are mercifully readable.

I Love Seoul, I Like Temple: Temple Stay Diary


Watch Our Video about our Temple Experience Here:


Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration 2014 at Seoul National University

With more and more Indians migrating to Korea, Hindu festivals have begun to witness colorful celebrations in Korea. This year, 8th Ganesh Chaturthi festival was celebrated by Indian Students Association at Seoul National University (SNU) (ISA@SNU) in collaboration with Vedic Culture Centre, Seoul.

Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayak Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth anniversary of lord Ganesh, the god of wisdom and prosperity of Hindu mythology. The idol of Ganesh was installed at SNU auditorium on 6th of Sept 2014 and worshiped with prayers and bhajans.

Teakettle Mountain is available for free now

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The Good, The Bad, and The Hagfish

John Bocskay:

The hagfish has been called the nastiest and most disgusting creature in the sea. In South Korea, it’s called dinner. Check it out:

Originally posted on SWEET PICKLES & CORN:

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